The Space Invaders

I love a good documentary, but I really love a good documentary about video games. The King of Kong and Indie Game were each on my best of lists their year of release and a new film has now been released exploring a new aspect of gaming. (Or, to me more accurate, an old one.)

I haven’t watched this film, so I can’t yet vouch for its quality but here’s the good news. We call call watch it right now. The film is called The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time and it tells the story of the golden age of arcades by following several subjects who’ve made it their life’s work to restore and collect old stand-up games. It’s directed by Jeff Von Ward and is currently available for download and via Amazon Instant Video. Check out a trailer below and get a link to the full movie. Read More »

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we get stood up and make an art project out of it, head back to the arcades of yore, visit a town that progress is passing by, break up a happy marriage with Adam Scott, get Greek for a moment, and turn the dial all the way down to NPR.

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